About CNAS

The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) is home to world-renowned scholars pursuing research that deepens our knowledge of the universe we live in and improves the quality of life for inhabitants of the state, the nation, and the world. Central to this research is educating the students who come to CNAS to learn science, and who leave with an integrated grasp of how they can change the world. These students, and the faculty who teach them, benefit from a structure that is unique among land-grant colleges: CNAS’s 13 departments encompass the life, physical, mathematical, and agricultural sciences. This structure encourages an extraordinary degree of collaboration, reflected in the interdisciplinary research centers and the many cooperatively taught degree programs. Modern science is team based, and CNAS embodies that principle in everything it teaches and practices.


Our Mission

To transform lives through discovery, communication, translation, application, and preservation of knowledge.


Our Vision

To enhance our position as a preeminent research college that epitomizes excellence in all that we do:

  • Advancing and communicating knowledge
  • Developing and inspiring future leaders
  • Transforming communities
  • Demonstrating that diversity is both a measure of excellence and a means of achieving it


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